(with friend and painter Robert Szot)
Sugarlift's DRAW: Artists Take Over the Subway event last Saturday was a success. More people than we expected showed up to draw with us and many of them very talented. There was an incredible energy at our meeting spot in Union Square, as artists from all walks of life introduced themselves and chatted. Before you knew it sketchbooks were being shown off and everyone talked about what they did and how they went about it. We were all dorking out with each other, an experience I've never had before in my years as a practicing artist in NYC.
(Installation view of Robert Szot's work and mine)
After going up to 96th St and back down town we all walked to the gallery space at 2 Rivington St, where the host artists frantically put the last finishing touches on their sketches and hung them up.
(Installation of Robert Szot and Anne Watkins' work)
(Installation of Sugarlift Director Wright Harvey's drawings on left, next to Guno Park's subway riders)
(Guno Park's subway riders)
This was an amazing experience, so much so that I think I may keep drawing subway riders. I was inspired by a lot of the people I met on Saturday, and I took a few pointers as well. Stay tuned.
(Drawings by Evan Kitson)